Students fight to keep Yonkers Catholic from closing
Students and parents are challenging the decision to close St. Denis with letters to the NY Archdiocese. School leaders say they have a meeting with the archdiocese next week and will lay out their case for keeping the school open.
St. Denis is one of the schools slated to close. It has only 115 students in its pre-K through eighth grade classes. The archdiocese picked the schools and parishes for closure based on declining numbers. The plan also involves the building new parishes further north where Catholic populations are on the rise.
Another Catholic school in White Plains and four parishes in Westchester are also on the chopping block in the realignment plan by the archdiocese.
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